Sunday, May 19, 2013

We Lost Wonky

We are so devastated, Wonky is gone.  He was not feeling well last Thursday so off to the vet clinic we rushed.   Emergency surgery went well for an intestinal blockage and Wonky came home with me that night.  Friday all seemed well. Wonky was eating and drinking, acting like he felt so much better.  DH arrived home from his work travel back east.  He was very glad to see Wonky and they spent lots of time together that evening.   DH woke me early Saturday morning to tell me that Wonky had passed in his sleep sometime during the night.  OMG.  We saw no signs of struggle, the little fellow looked like he would wake with a touch of our hand.
Wonky's body will be cremated and ashes returned to us next week.   Good Heavens, we never imagined this young, strong, energetic poodle kid could go so quickly. Surely this reminds us how fragile all life is.

Below is Wonky with the breeder in Oregon,  Aug. 2006.  He was given back to his breeder, the lady who raised Wonky said she was ill and unable to care for him.  Yes she was sick, she admitted to beating Wonky because he would soil his crate after being locked in for many hours.  Over time Wonky had became aggressive and a fear-biter.  The breeder knew of us thru a poodle forum and asked if we would take Wonky and try to work with him.  At the time we had old Simon and a young Chelsea, she needed a playmate so Wonky seemed the perfect fit.
Wonky was flown down to us, he looked so small and afraid in the big shipping kennel.
Dear Chelsea showed Wonky how to be a fun poodle again, although potty training took a while for this boy. He was very timid towards us and it did take months for Wonky to warm up to his humans.  He ended up being a loyal friend to us, but not so much towards strangers.

In Memory of Wonky

The sand-pile was one of Wonky's favorite play spots.

Wonky disliked a bath and the rest of grooming but he tolerated my doing it.  He always acted like he was cold afterwards and found a place to snuggle.


He surely did not mind freezing rain. LOL

Wonky loved his cat friend, Whopper (may Whopper RIP too).  I would like to imagine those two met when Wonky crossed the rainbow Bridge.

Many foster poo-kids have come and gone from our home. Wonky always welcomed each one and especially enjoyed being with the little ones.


May you Rest in Peace our dear friend.   Wonky-poo  8-17-2005 - 5-18-2013

18 comments:

  1. Oh so sorry to hear that..... what an awesome person you are to have taken such loving care of Wonky... I can only imagine him being so happy with you.....
    Hugz

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  2. So very sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful boy.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear that your sweet Wonky has passed. I hope that you will find some comfort in your memories and in knowing that you made an amazing difference in his life, as he did yours.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear you lost Wonky and I can feel you pain. He was a sweet and good boy, beautiful pictures of him.

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  5. Sorry to read your sad news about wonky.

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  6. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Deb I'm so sorry about Wonky - he was loved, and had a wonderful home and family - that's a wonderful gift to give him. Whopper was beautiful too - I know Whopper and Zoomer both met Wonky @ the Rainbow Bridge to show him around - and we'll all be reunited one day. Sending you maple syrup hugs - I know how much this hurts :(

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  7. What a wonderful tribute. I am so sorry to hear this but know you gave Wonky the best possible life.

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  8. I am so sorry, Deb. There is just nothing to say that will make it any better or I would surely say it. Time is the great healer, and of course the God of all comfort. I pray that He will ease your sorrow and bless you exceedingly for the blessing that you have been to Wonky and the rest of the fur babies.

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  9. How sad for you guys. You were blessed with him and, obviously, he had such a wonderful life with you. While it is hard to lose pets unexpectedly, it appears that he didn't suffer. That is such a blessing.

    I love the photo of Wonky with the little poodle, and the picture of him playing in the freezing rain is priceless. That boy knew how to have fun!

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  10. Just think he had the last of his years in the best of hands, I think he was already over the rainbow when he got your home. I am sorry that it was short but each day he was well loved. You have wonderful Wonky memories and sharing them with us makes it a big loss for all.

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  11. So sorry to see that Wonky is gone. I loved your story of his life with you.

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  12. OH my dear, I'm so sorry and I know it's worse because he was young and it was unexpected. I'm so proud of the poodle work you do there and he had a wonderful life with you and hubby. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute of him.
    Hugs and hugs, Mickie and the poodles

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  13. I was so sorry to read about Wonky passing. I enjoyed all you said about him and all the others. You are a special person to do what you do and the care and love you share with them. I'll miss hearing about him.
    Mary

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  14. I am very sorry to hear about Wonky. It is hard to lose one so suddenly. I loved your tribute to him, and know that he had the best life with you possible. He knew humans that loved him unconditionally and were never mean to him. He saw love played out with all the other foster dogs that came and went. He was cared for, well fed, loved and cherished...what more can any of us hope for in life? His spirit will live on and he'll never be forgotten.

    {HUGS}
    Four Crazy Cats

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  16. I don't know how I missed this post until now, but I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful poodle. It must have been an enormous shock and you will miss him terribly.
    I will give my Lulu an extra hug and think of you, as you say, life is so fragile.

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